Our eldest granddaughter was determined to see the Easter Bunny and believe it or not she did!   He was large and white and very tame and loped around the garden just as he should! (We never did find out who lost their rabbit.) That was a special event never to be repeated.

After the Easter egg hunt the children were encouraged to put aside their eggs and the family had breakfast together.  I remember boiled eggs with crochet or felt egg covers in the shape of chickens or rabbits, embroidered tray cloths and a special embroidered breakfast cloth.

These memories have encouraged me to embroider a tray cloth. The background is worked in cross stitch and the design is left blank very like Assisi Embroidery which is a style of embroidery that originated in Medieval Italy. The design appeared in an old DMC publication- DMC Library, Point De Croix (Cross Stitch) Nouveaux Dessin (New Designs) Series edited by Therese de Dillmont (1846-1890) and was featured on the site www.vintagecraftsandmore.com .

 I would like to share this pattern with you. Download PDF here. 

Easter Bunny Design

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During and just after World War 2 everything was in short supply.  We had visited family in Fort Beaufort and on a shopping outing I spied this little green bunny.  It was handmade and I bought it with my holiday spending money.  This design just had to be worked in green.  DMC ART 117 3816 stranded cotton is a close match.  I can’t wait to get started on Aida 14 count white.

Green Easter Bunny

Happy stitching.

Vyv